Pronunciation: flĭng
v. t.1.To cast, send, to throw from the hand; to hurl; to dart; to emit with violence as if thrown from the hand; as, to fing a stone into the pond.
[imp. & p. p. Flung (flŭng); p. pr. & vb. n. Flinging.]
He . . . like Jove, his lighting flung.
- Dryden.
2.To shed forth; to emit; to scatter.
The sun begins to fling
His flaring beams.
- Milton.
3.To throw; to hurl; to throw off or down; to prostrate; hence, to baffle; to defeat; as, to fling a party in litigation.
To fling about
to throw on all sides; to scatter.
To fling away
to reject; to discard.
v. i.1.To throw; to wince; to flounce; as, the horse began to kick and fling.
2.To cast in the teeth; to utter abusive language; to sneer; as, the scold began to flout and fling.
3.To throw one's self in a violent or hasty manner; to rush or spring with violence or haste.
To fling out
to become ugly and intractable; to utter sneers and insinuations.
n.1.A cast from the hand; a throw; also, a flounce; a kick; as, the fling of a horse.
2.A severe or contemptuous remark; an expression of sarcastic scorn; a gibe; a sarcasm.
I, who love to have a fling,
Both at senate house and king.
- Swift.
3.A kind of dance; as, the Highland fling.
4.A trifing matter; an object of contempt.
5.a short period during which one indulges one's wishes, whims, or desires in an unrestrained manner.
6.a love affair.
7.a casual or brief attempt to accomplish something.
8.a period during which one tries a new activity; as, he took a fling at playing tennis.
To have one's fling
to enjoy one's self to the full; to have a season of dissipation.
- J. H. Newman.
Noun1.fling - a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"
Synonyms: go, offer, whirl, crack, pass
2.fling - a brief indulgence of your impulses
Synonyms: spree
3.fling - the act of flinging
Verb1.fling - throw with force or recklessness; "fling the frisbee"
2.fling - move in an abrupt or headlong manner; "He flung himself onto the sofa"
3.fling - indulge oneself; "I splurged on a new TV"
Synonyms: splurge
4.fling - throw or cast away; "Put away your worries"
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